Mark Carreau

Mark Carreau
Space Contributor,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting. He has written on U. S. space policy as well as NASA's human and space science initiatives.
Mark was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors and Headliners Foundation as well as the Chronicle in 2004 for news coverage of the shuttle Columbia tragedy and its aftermath.
He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kansas State University.

NASA’s Jupiter-Bound Juno Refines Heading 
NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft carried out a successful 35-min. trajectory adjustment maneuver on Feb. 3, the first of two needed to keep the probe on course for a July 4 arrival at the Solar System’s largest planet.
Russian Cosmonauts Conduct Experiments Outside ISS 
Cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergey Volkov retrieved, deployed and conducted experiments outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station during a Feb. 3 spacewalk.
Next Orion Positioned For Launch Testing, Final Assembly 
The critical pressure vessel for the Orion capsule has arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for testing leading up to its use on the first uncrewed flight test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in late 2018.
Duffy, Parazynski To Enter U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame 
NASA space shuttle-era astronauts Brian Duffy and Dr. Scott Parazynski will enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame during May 13-14 ceremonies at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Cape Canaveral.
ISS Small Sats To Support Rendezvous, Docking Development 
Two small satellites developed by engineering students from in-state rivals Texas A&M and the University of Texas were deployed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Jan. 29.
Podcast: Defending Planet Earth 4
Our space experts discuss why tracking and diverting killer asteroids is finally being taken seriously.
Prototype Boeing 727 To Join Seattle Museum of Flight 
The first Boeing 727 jet airliner, delivered to United Airlines on Oct. 6, 1964, is tentatively scheduled for ...
NASA Remembers Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia Astronauts 
On Earth and in space, NASA’s nationwide work force paused on Jan. 28 to mark the space agency’s annual Day of Remembrance, a tribute to the 17 astronauts and the families of those who perished in three tragedies.
NASA Still Probing Spacesuit Helmet Water Leak  7
An anomaly resolution team continues to pursue the source of a worrisome water blob that formed in the helmet of the NASA spacesuit worn by U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra during a Jan. 15 spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
Space Center To Display Original Space Shuttle 747 
A new tribute to NASA’s space shuttle era featuring the agency’s original Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft will open for public display adjacent to Johnson Space Center on Jan. 23.
NASA To Probe Astronaut Health Issues On Deep Space Missions 
Eleven NASA-funded investigations will probe the health and performance issues expected to confront astronauts assigned to future deep space exploration missions.
U.S. 'Planetary Defense Officer' Looking For Targets, Weapons  13
NASA and the Energy Department designate a "planetary defense officer" to coordinate efforts to find and deal with dangerous asteroids.
NASA To Close Knowledge Gaps For Human Mars Landing 
NASA’s First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars is already influencing the agency’s evolving efforts to reach the Red Planet with astronauts in two decades.
Astronaut Safe After Helmet Water Leak Halts NASA Spacewalk 
NASA abruptly halted a planned 6 1/2-hr. spacewalk outside the International Space Station by U.S. and U.K. astronauts Tim Kopra and Tim Peake on Jan. 15 when water appeared in the helmet of Kopra’s NASA spacesuit.
NASA Aligns Planetary Defense Efforts 
NASA’s new Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) places a fresh, top-level agency focus on the detection and tracking of asteroids and comets that could threaten Earth, as well as the coordination of interagency and intergovernmental response efforts.
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